Senior Engineer

National Highways
Bedford, Bedfordshire (GB)
£44,260 - £49,630
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Highways & transport jobs
Civil Engineer
Contract Type
Full Time


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Engineer to join our Pavement Team within the Operations Directorate in the East region. Working alongside other professional engineers, you will lead in the development and delivery of a wide range of pavement renewal schemes, to ensure that the strategic road network (SRN) safely meets the requirements of our customers now and into the future.

Throughout the planning and development stage of a project, you will manage the activities and resources involved in the identification and development of early solutions for the pavement asset. Working with key stakeholders including project teams and third parties you will help coordinate works across the region, providing technical support and ensuring adherence to our defined asset class strategies, policies and standards

This role shall provide an excellent opportunity to apply and develop your engineering and asset management knowledge, skills and experience within a progressive organisation investing billions across the strategic road network.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving licence to be considered for this position and during employment.

Please note that the role may also require work during unsociable hours.


What you’ll be leading on

  • Ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service activity.
  • Provide support in the identification and management of asset studies and survey works, including prioritisation of needs to ensure assets remain in serviceable condition and meet the requirements of our standards.
  • Conduct and lead the development of early solutions for renewals and/or improvements, including the compiling and checking of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, considering new techniques, materials, buildability, and costs.
  • Develop technical works briefs to enable procurement of external design resources and survey works.
  • Supporting technical reviews and approvals for preliminary and detailed design solutions.

To be successful you’ll need

  • A Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and a member of a relevant professional Body or working towards with appropriate experience.
  • Strong asset management knowledge (asset condition assessment, degradation modelling and risk management.)
  • Good knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standards and their application on the highway network.
  • Experience in highway infrastructure design, construction and delivery methods.
  • Good knowledge of CDM 2015

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future. 

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number #3899

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